In this Urban Planner: an art exhibition explores the ideal world; check in for your weekly dose of The Improv Show; and hot new electro-pop act ALX gets a live debut.ART: Where does happiness come from and what is the true ideal of the world? Interconnecting Lives is a new art exhibit by Toronto-based painter Bisa Bennett and Italian artist and architect from Palermo Ernesto Graditi. It explores the relationship between man and nature, architecture, and the pursuit of happiness. Leonardo Galleries (133 Avenue Road), opening reception, 6 p.m.–8 p.m., FREE.
COMEDY: If you’ve had a tough week at work and you need a night of laughs, you can’t go wrong with The Improv Show, in Comedy Bar’s new Cabaret Space. Featuring a night of spontaneous laughter with Kerry Griffin, Kayla Lorette, Carmine Lucarelli, Jerry Schaefer, and Leslie Seiler. Comedy Bar (945 Bloor Street West), 8 p.m., $5.
MUSIC: Up and coming electro-pop musician ALX is having her debut show as well as a release party for her video, “I Will Love You More.” (The song was a collaboration with producer Damian Taylor, who also worked with Björk and the Prodigy.) RatTail and Maloo will also guest. Drake Underground (1150 Queen Street West), 8 p.m., $5.
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